drop behind

drop behind
verb
to lag or linger behind (Freq. 1)
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But in so many other areas we still are dragging

Syn: ↑drag, ↑trail, ↑get behind, ↑hang back, ↑drop back
Derivationally related forms: ↑trailer (for: ↑trail)
Hypernyms: ↑lag, ↑dawdle, ↑fall back, ↑fall behind
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s PP

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ˌdrop be ˈhind [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they drop behind he/she/it drops behind present participle dropping behind past tense dropped behind past participle dropped behind] phrasal verb
Same as: drop back 2

Mary dropped behind to walk with Sam.

Jensen has dropped behind into last place.

Main entry: drop

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ˌdrop ˈback/beˈhind | ˌdrop beˈhind sb derived
to move or fall into position behind sb else

We cannot afford to drop behind our competitors.

Main entry:dropderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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